This is my least favourite day of the year – the day when the clocks have gone back. But for the time being at least, my garden still thinks it’s … Read more
When I was a language student in the early Nineties, I lived in Nice for a year and worked as an ‘assistante’ in a secondary school. I drank a lot … Read more
At the time of writing, my garden finally looks OK. All year, I’ve been willing my young, newly planted perennials and shrubs to grow upwards and outwards, knitting together to … Read more
This display, in the walled garden at Painshill Park, has a touch of Great Dixter about it, no? Very cute.
Is it just me, or have hydrangeas looked especially good this year? They must have enjoyed the wet weather. I liked this line of them along a shady bank in … Read more
I spotted this wildlife home at Notcutts in St Albans recently. It wasn’t for sale, but it looked pretty do-able – I’ve got an old wine crate, and I might … Read more
This green roof is the most colourful and best I’ve ever seen. It’s at the nursery at Tremenheere Sculpture Garden in Cornwall, which sells unusual plants and succulents from Surreal Succulents. … Read more